Purpose of Narijibon Blog

Nari Jibon Project seeks to increase our students’ and staffs’ abilities through different ways: classes, practice, computers, internet, and now the Narijibon Blog. Readers and writers (our students & staff) of the Blog will both learn about our lives, culture, Nature, activities of people in Bangladesh and the Nari Jibon Project.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Nari Jibon bloggers celebrated Pahela Baishakh —2

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Nari Jibon students/bloggers Feroza Begum Poly and Afroza Akter danced with one Bengali song in the program of Baishakh celebration.

Nari Jibon bloggers celebrated Pahela Baishakh —1

Monday(14th April) was first day of Bangla Year 1415. Pahela Baishakh is a momentous occasion. To every Bangalee, irrespective of age, social strata and education, it is a time for joyous celebration. Nari Jibon students/bloggers celebrated Pahela Baishakh on Tuesday(15th April) in Nari Jibon center, amid colourful festivities and a determination to move forward with its cultural tradition, leaving behind the gloom of the past year and takes a renewed pledge to march forward to build a happy and prosperous future.

Students/bloggers get together in the Nari Jibon center and arranged a cultural function. At the function, Nari Jibon bloggers sang, recited poems, danced and also they acted in short drama.

Bloggers started their programme with Rabindranath Tagore's song that has become the "anthem of Pahela Baishakh"---Esho hey Baishakh, esho, esho (Welcome, O Baishakh, welcome). See more from video.

Bloggers profile (Students)

Jainub Khanam

My name is Jainub Khanam. I live in Dhaka. I was born in Chittagong district in 1978. My village name is Forhadabad. My date of birth is 3rd January.

I have finished my study in Chittagong. I have passed my S.S.C exam in 1994 from Nazirhat Girl's High School. I have passed H.S.C in 1996. I passed B.A in 1999 from Nazirhat Degree College. I got first class from all boards.

My mother's name Mrs. Jabeda Khatun and she is a housewife. My father died before three years. I have three brothers and 1 sister.

I am married. My husband is a service holder and I have two daughters. I am happy with my family. I like my father-in-law and mother-in-law. My favorite song is Islamic song. I don't watch t v program. I also like ha-do-do and football games.

My favorite person is Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (Sl) and my dear father. My favorite books are Behesti Jeour and Bokhari Sharif. My favorite News papers are Daily Sangram and Noya Diganta. I want to be a good mother.

Sonia Jahan

My name is Sonia Jahan. I was born in Dhaka. I live in Malibag Chowdhury Para. I am thirteen years old. I am a student of class seven. My school’s name is Khilgoan Govt Coloney. My father’s name is Fazlul Haqque Shardar. He is a farmer and he lives in village. My mother’s name is Fulmoti Begum. She is a house wife.

I have four brothers and two sisters. I came to Nari Jibon to develop my English and computer skills. My future plan is I want to be a good teacher. My hobby is reading books. My favorite color is white.

I wish I will be able to develop my skills after finishing English and Computer courses here. Now I am attending in English class only. I will admit in computer section after finishing English course.

I like Nari Jibon very much. To me it is the best organization for girls and women. I also like the teacher very much.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Shuva Nababarsha

By Taslima Akter

Shuva Nababarsha or Happy New Year. Today is Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the first month of Bangla calendar year 1415. The weary sun of 1414 set last evening and took away all the sorrows of loss and melancholy of unfulfilled expectations. A new sunrise this morning brings with it new hopes and spirit for better days in the first day of Bangla New Year.

New Year's festivities are closely linked with rural life in Bengal. Usually on Poila Boishakh, the home is thoroughly scrubbed and cleaned; people bathe early in the morning and dress in fine clothes. People from all walks of life wear traditional Bengali attire: young women wear white saris with red borders, and adorn themselves with churi (bangles), ful(flowers), and tip (bindis). Men wear white paejama (pants) or lungi(dhoti/dhuti) (long skirt) and kurta (tunic). Many of town’s people start the day with the traditional breakfast of Panta bhat (rice soaked in water), green chilies, onion, and fried Hilsa fish. They spend much of the day visiting relatives, friends, and neighbors.

The famous song of New Year Esho, he Boishakh, Esho Esho (Welcome, O Boishakh, Welcome,Welcome) by Rabindranath Tagore's.

Shuvo Nababarsha to all of our readers.